Month: February 2008

Text Twisted

Text_twist2 Text, texts, twist, twisted, wit, wits, witted, west, test, tested, wise, wised, tie, ties, tied, tit, tits, exist, existed, site, sited, sit, set, exit, exited, sex, sexed, sew, sewed, stew, stewed, wet, wets, wetted, six, twit, twits, twitted, die, dies, diet, diets, tee, tees, teed, ewe, ewes, wee, see, seed, tide, tides, sweet, deist, edit, edits…

Hala! Nabaliw na!


Capsules & Tablets

Capsules Gardan is the one that I remember most among all the medicines which I took during my childhood days.  It is the pill that helped me overcome the throbbing pain every time I would suffer from an earth-shattering toothache.

Years ago capsules and tablets are medications that we use to pop to relieve or cure us from any pain, illness or disease.  Now, capsules and tablets do not necessarily heal, there are a lot that proliferates with no claims of supernova therapeutic treatment but merely acts as a body supplement.

Supplements may it be in capsule, tablet or in any other form nowadays is a bazillion peso industry in the country.  Dietary Supplements are so successful, it is already a phenomenon for all food products advertised in the media to be repositioned in terms of advertising and marketing being something healthy, fit, holistic and lifestyle-friendly.  Even caffeine-toxic coffee now is being advertised as a better antioxidant than anything on the face of the planet.

These pills are a runaway success in terms of sales as evidenced by the propagation of multiple big-budgeted TV endorsements.  For the last week, I’ve caught random glimpses of the following in the boob tube making me realize that soon twisted people’s taste buds will no longer be useful:

Heartvit for the heart 

Caltrate Plus for the bones

Arthro for the joints

Memo Plus for the brain

Liveraide Silymarine for the liver

Methathione for the skin

Fitrum for the waist line

Ampalaya Plus for the blood sugar level

Charantia for glucose tolerance

Kidney Care for the kidney

My Marvel Taheebo for the immune system

Xenical for the body weight

Abs Bitter Herb for the abs?! (hahaha!)

Circulan Forte for the body part that needs to erect when the need arises

Capsulac for I don’t know (basta starring Eddie Garcia & Cristy Fermin)

Just imagine ingesting all these supplements everyday to have a fit healthy body?  Obviously, it will make your stomach full leaving no space for the real genuine chow.  As a positive effect, there will be enough supply of authentic legitimate food for the poor since it’s obvious that only the opulent folks can afford to buy all these supplements.  The country will be self-sufficient in its own crops, live stocks and vegetation no longer needing to import produce from other nearby countries.

Now going back to Gardan, I suppose on no account will I pop it again since there will be a very slim chance for me to experience a toothache since I no longer need to masticate these capsules and tablets. Just swallow it!

Nakuuu jos kuuu!

Twosome Friends

Valentines_1 Normally, I would know a friend but would not personally know to whom he or she will get or got married to.  It’s a rare occurrence when I personally know both mister groom and miss bride prior to their marriage.  Since its Valentines let me pay tribute to these rare twosome friends by enumerating them one by one…

  • Neil & Ness Lumacad (my students from Manila Doctors College)
  • Tony & Maya Castillo (my friends during college days)
  • Jun & Jojon Abubo (my co-employees during Glicos days)
  • Harry & Pinky (my co-employees during Glicos days)
  • Mario & Marilyn Bautista (my classmates in high school)
  • Derek & Nelita Enghoy (my classmates in high school)
  • Richard & Frelyn Delos Reyes (my co-employees at present)

Hoping you have a solid loving relationship ’till the end of time!

Maligayang araw ng mga puso!

Renaldo Diaz, You Rock!

I just can’t ignore this! It is a must for every Pinoy blog to contain. It’s Renaldo Lapuz, a Filipino who recently auditioned in American Idol Season 7. Watching this clip made me proud to be Pinoy and at the same time gave me mega-hysteria.

I’m proud because only good things would come out of his mouth and in fairness he can actually carry a tune. He exudes majesty, charisma, style, creativity, courteousness, originality, graciousness and sincerity!

Caution: after hearing the song, it will forever be looping inside your brain. Let’s sing together now… “Ay em yor broder, yor bespren por-eber…”

It’s freakin’ hilarious yet heart warming! Astig ka pare ko!

Garden Meat

Talong Fruits and vegetable generally refers to the edible part of a plant. It’s a common fact that fruits and vegetables are good for the body. Here in our country, these healthy perishables are often mocked and ridiculed.

Take the case of kamote. Kamote is a word that is use to describe a person who is dense and stupid. Others define it as a person who accepts other probabilities as flaw to any given proposition.

In case of Patola and Petchay, these 2 veggies would often replace the P word when a Pinoy is cursing. Instead of expressing “Anak ng P#+@%^!” folks would change it to “Anak ng patola!” or “Anak ng pechay!” as if these two vegetables were the only garden meat that ladies with the oldest profession eat.

“Couch Patatas” is the Filipino slang version of a couch potato meaning a person who is extremely lazy and spends much of the time either sitting or lying down, usually watching TV. Just like me!

“Patikim ng Pinya” (1996), “Talong” (1999) & “Kangkong” (2001) are movie titles produced and released in the country. They have one common theme though. It’s all low-budgeted bold flicks.

“Oh my Gulay!” is a Pinoy expression commonly used to present a feeling of shock, frustration, excitement, or surprise.

These garden meats can also help to describe a person’s body part – “paang luya”; “balat sibuyas”; “kutis labanos”; “mala-makopang kutis” and “ga-munggong tighawat” to name a few.

“Oo! Inaamin ko, saging lang kami! Pero maghanap ka ng puno… sa buong Pilipinas, saging lang ang may puso. Saging lang ang may puso!”- Mark Lapid in Apoy Sa Dibdib ng Samar

One of the most hilarious lines ever stated in Philippine Cinema. Though expressed in a supposed-to-be serious dramatic manner, this line became a big hit in Youtube among Pinoy viewers. It became a mega-hit in which a hip-hop song was even derived from those side-splitting lines and even considered as one of the most memorable lines in Pinoy Cinema.

Talong, saging, patola, mani, papaya, melon, upo, petchay, pakwan, munggo and kaong have something in common which I won’t dare to discuss or even define.

Holy kamote!